Continuing education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at or your instructor. New classes are being added, keep checking!

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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Pre-recorded content

An introduction to various genres of folklore and the methods of studying them. Students learn about how folklore exists or existed as a dynamic part of everyday life -aesthetically, behaviorally, politically, socially, and more. We consider such diverse forms of expressions as Indonesian Cinderella tales, Italian American festivals, Irish supernatural legends, baseball luck beliefs, and Chinese-American funerary traditions, outlaw ballads, and Mardi Gras Indians. Students will document, classify, and analyze traditional expressive behavior as it pertains to them and to others. The role of folk tradition as it relates to ethnicity, identity, and acculturation is explored.

Timothy Correll holds a PhD in folklore from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published a number of articles and books on folklore and folk art and has curated exhibitions at the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the Fowler Museum of Cultural History in Los Angeles. Dr. Correll has taught at Harvard … Read more